Discovery

Are We One Yet?

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I nearly titled this post, “Seth’s People of Circles.” His extension of Will’s boxes included adding all kinds of little circles to the red box indicating the many different groups present in the American people. Religious groups, community organizations, and even some families may earnestly assert a covenant they’ve made and hold above that of our covenant as one American people. Does this suggest we aren’t one American people? Whether it’s studying Aristotle or Federalist No. 2, there’s always someone who isn’t buying it. Are we really one people? Were we ever one people? Do we have any shared ideas…

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Wall-E: Perfectly Constituted Disorder

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I saw the most frightening childrens’ movie this weekend, Pixar’s “Wall-E.” The child in the row behind me squealed with delight over every adorable character. She punctuated each screen debut with the character’s name. She faithfully announced Wall-E and Eve each time, convinced we were as excited as she was. She had no idea I was simply horrified. The shrill screams seemed appropriate. The giddy enthusiasm did not. Humans have left the Earth behind in an their never-ending trail of trash. While one solitary robot, Wall-E, continues the clean up effort on Earth, Eve comes to scan the planet for…

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A Federalist Education

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Some many days ago, a good countryman you know by the name of Maximus asked a group assembled before him, “what would a Federalist school look like?” His question suffered a long period of silence as those in attendance considered what they knew of Federalism…. Founded on fundamental rights… A new future imagined through the mechanics of science…. A perspective holistic in nature that looks at a question from all sides in all dimensions…. Sovereignty remains with the people who will make a new and better whole from the sum of its constituent parts…. The good Maximus’s puzzle had no…

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